Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Current version for 9 April 2020 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 11:22)
Part 42 Division 5
Division 5 Proceedings discontinued or dismissed
42.19   Proceedings discontinued
(cf SCR Part 52A, rule 21; DCR Part 39A, rule 24; LCR Part 31A, rule 19)
(1)  This rule applies to proceedings that are discontinued by the plaintiff, as referred to in rule 12.1.
(2)  Unless the court orders otherwise or the notice referred to in rule 12.1(2) otherwise provides, the plaintiff must pay such of the defendant’s costs as, at the date on which the notice of discontinuance was filed, had been incurred by the defendant in relation to each claim in respect of which the proceedings have been discontinued.
(3)  Despite subrule (2), the defendant’s costs in an appeal to the District Court under section 91 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 are not payable by the plaintiff unless the court finds there are special circumstances to justify an order for their payment by the plaintiff.
42.20   Dismissal of proceedings etc
(cf SCR Part 40, rule 8)
(1)  If the court makes an order for the dismissal of proceedings, either generally or in relation to a particular cause of action or in relation to the whole or part of any claim, then, unless the court orders otherwise, the plaintiff must pay the defendant’s costs of the proceedings to the extent to which they have been dismissed.
(2)  If the court makes an order striking out a defence, either generally or in relation to a particular cause of action or in relation to the whole or part of any claim, then, unless the court orders otherwise, the defendant must pay the plaintiff’s costs of the proceedings in relation to those matters in respect of which the defence has been struck out.